Oscar Nominations Announced

This year's Oscar nominations were announced this morning

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The nominations for this year’s Oscars were announced this morning, and The King’s Speech leads the pack with 12 nods, including best picture, director (Tom Hooper) and actor (Colin Firth). True Grit garnered 10 nominations while The Social Network and Inception tied for third with eight nods each.

Canada was also significantly recognized; Incendies, directed by Quebec’s Denis Villeneuve, is nominated for best foreign language film.

Noticeably absent from the ballot are Ryan Gosling for his leading role in Blue Valentine, Christopher Nolan for directing Inception and Ben Affleck’s The Town for best picture.

The 83rd Academy Awards will air on February 27.